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Iran scientist acquitted in U.S. trade secrets case is deported

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an ... Reported by Seattle Times

Nicola Alpe: Coming to terms with what 'white privilege' really means

Nicola Alpe is a Kiwi usually living in Los Angeles navigating Americans, motherhood and bad traffic. She's currently on an extended trip back to New Zealand. COMMENT: Our month-long vacation has turned into over four months... Reported by New Zealand Herald

#BlackOutTuesday spreads across social media in protest against George Floyd killing

Major broadcasters, music streaming companies and more are joining with celebrities and music labels in halting or altering their regular operations Tuesday to mark their solidarity with widespread U.S. and international protests against the killing of George Floyd in police custody. Reported by CBC

Forsythia, Rustic Italian Food, Opens for Takeout and Delivery

An outdoor nook from Le Crocodile, a Midtown location for a downtown Japanese spot, and more restaurant news. Reported by NYTimes

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

Jamie Foxx stood shoulder-to-shoulder with activists in Minneapolis. In Los Angeles, pop star Halsey and Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson were hit with rubber bullets. In Chicago, John Cusack was filming a burning car when officers rushed up to him and began screaming at him to leave, and ... Reported by CBC

Robots dish out the drinks at reopened Dutch restaurant

At the Dadawan restaurant in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht, an unusual group of new staffers has been brought in to help after the Netherlands eased its coronavirus lockdown this week: robots. Reported by Reuters India

Restaurants Nourish Protesters With Food, Supplies and Donations

Their windows are smashed and their storefronts are vandalized. But some restaurant owners around the country are committed to supporting demonstrators. Reported by NYTimes

Apple releases iPhone update to patch 'Unc0ver' zero-day hack

The jailbreak for the most recent iPhones was circulating online since at least February 2020 Reported by Independent

Black Lives Matter: 10 anti-racism charities in the UK you can donate to

Thousands of people have taken part in anti-racism protests in the aftermath of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, US Reported by Independent

The government has left us no choice but to set our own lockdown rules

Without clear direction from leaders, it appears most of us, whatever the motive, are marching to the beat of our own drum Reported by Independent

Stars show solidarity with George Floyd protesters

From Spike Lee to Taylor Swift and George Clooney, stars are speaking out against police brutality, racism and Donald Trump. Here's how they're showing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Reported by Deutsche Welle

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A United States federal judge has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's Tiger King docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival. Reported by CBC

Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

Greece's tourism minister says the country is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus exposure Reported by Newsday

What Happens When You Don’t Pay Rent?

Missed rent and mortgage payments can have a domino effect that hurts communities and depresses the economy. Reported by cbs4

In Brazil, the elderly and loved ones reunite, with a little ingenuity

Dirce Villas Boas, a 93-year-old resident of a nursing home in western Sao Paulo, had gone 70 days without seeing her daughter until this weekend, when the pair hugged and danced together in an emotional reunion. Reported by Reuters India

Kissing despite COVID-19: How Germany's film industry adapts to the pandemic

Movie shoots that came to a standstill following the coronavirus lockdown now aim to resume. The film industry was inspired by the Bundesliga's concept — with quarantines and constant testing — to keep cameras rolling. Reported by Deutsche Welle

Apple fixes sign-in bug that would have let anyone log into your apps

The bug affected 'Sign in with Apple', a way for iOS users to log into apps that avoided competing, popular services from Facebook and Google Reported by Independent

Peloton releases Apple TV app as exercising at home boom continues

Peloton has released a new Apple TV app, allowing users to workout using their televisions. Reported by Independent

Facebook reveals 'Manage Activity' tool to hide old, embarrassing posts

Facebook has revealed a new "Manage Activity" tool to let people more easily hide their old, embarrassing posts. Reported by Independent

Which phase is your county in? And what can you do under the modified Phase 1 of Washington’s reopening?

As Washington's counties progress through Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to reopen the state, here's an interactive map that tracks the counties' progress through the various phases in real time, and tells you what activities you're allowed to do in each phase. Reported by Seattle Times

Artist Christo dies at age 84

Christo was known for his public art projects that often involved wrapping large objects and buildings in fabric. The projects would usually disappear soon after they were installed. Reported by CBC

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